Mauro Colagreco's restaurant, Mirazur, in Menton, France, is ready to welcome back guests with a new menu and a fresh back-to-basics approach.
The chef has used the restaurant's temporary closure to research and expand on his philosophy and his menu, which is aligned with the lunar cycle. The Argentine chef is more intent than ever on offering a culinary vision that points a way forward to work in harmony with nature and not against it. As always, his cuisine is elegant and refined, while respecting the qualities of the freshest, natural ingredients, produced locally and in season.
The current number one on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list will welcome back guests after months in lockdown, and no doubt the demand for tables will be as high as it was before the pandemic. Here are some of the dishes you can expect to see at Mirazur.
“A great exercise in connecting with the earth and, above all, with the wisdom of our ancestors, who knew how to communicate with plants, observe the stars and honour the elements. " - Mauro Colagreco
"Each guest will travel through a well-defined sensory journey of dishes, mainly from our Mirazur gardens, highlighting the diversity of Roots, Leaves, Flowers or Fruits. These four universes are the common thread in each of the experiences and come together with the elements already present in the chef's cuisine: seafood from local and responsible fishing, meat from carefully selected farms, and the riches from the historical producers and market gardeners of this Mediterranean region." - Mirazur.
'Nasturtium tacos' - Leaves Menu (dessert) ©Matteo Carrasale
'Artichoke' - Flower Menu ©Matteo Carrasale
'Carrot' - Roots Menu ©Matteo Carrasale
'Cherries' - Fruits Menu ©Matteo Carrasale
'Osmanthus flower' - Flower Menu ©Matteo Carrasale
'Pepper' - Fruits Menu ©Matteo Carrasale
'Snowflakes' - Flower Menu' ©Matteo Carrasale
'Strawberries Trilogy' (dessert) - Fruits Menu2 ©Matteo Carrasale
'Strawberries Trilogy' (dessert) - Fruits Menu ©Matteo Carrasale